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Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Chronicles of Biscuit - Dedication

The Chronicles of Biscuit - Stories about our youngest son, Tyler, whose nickname is Biscuit.

Biscuit plays some sort of a ball game every day. Those of you who know him well or have read this blog long already know this fact. Currently Biscuit's daily games are baseball games - Texas Ranger baseball games, in particular.

Biscuit is dedicated to his make-believe pro-baseball career. He has a manager and a coach - usually his brother, Jacob. In this picture, you can see that Jacob is interviewing Biscuit. It had something to do with the recent All Star game, which is why Biscuit it all decked out in his suit instead of his baseball duds. You can't see it, but he's barefoot. That's most likely because he couldn't find his black dress shoes (as was the case this Sunday morning as he was getting dressed for worship.)

So, several weeks have passed since that "interview".  Last week, during my husband's vacation, we were able to attend a few Ranger's games, and of course, Biscuit has had lots of fun watching the game.  He takes it all in - every bit of it.  He's dedicated to the sport and to playing it just like the pros.

And....part of the fun of pro-baseball is the fun times the teammates have together.  The Rangers seem to have a lot of fun in the dugout and at other times, as well. There's a special thing they do after wins (maybe just at home games).  They fill a plate full of shaving cream and smear it in face of the "hero" of that particular game.  Biscuit and his brothers think that part is soooooo funny!  They enjoy seeing it on TV after the games.

Sunday afternoon, after the boys played their game Zachary interviewed Biscuit  (apparently Biscuit was the hero).  During the interview Jacob smeared Cool Whip all over Biscuit's face - at Biscuit's request!  Dedication.

Cool Whip.  Much more tasty than shaving cream!

Lots and lots of giggles - from all three boys!
Biscuit is dedicated.  He takes his make-believe pro-baseball career serious (perhaps too serious, at times). He's dedicated to something that is fun for kids and fun for he and his brothers (and sister, too, sometimes.)  He's dedicated to something that is part real and part make-believe, but it's still a dedication.  And, yes, sometimes it borders on the extreme and we have to gently guide him to remind him that it is all just for fun and that life isn't all about baseball. 

But, even though Biscuit's dedication is about something that's all in play, I still admire the way he acts about it.  He spends time getting prepared for the game, making lines and dugouts, gathering his equipment, getting his clothes just right, and making out his schedule and his lineup.  To him it's a job!  He works hard and strives to do his best.

Yes, Biscuit is dedicated.

What about you?  What are you dedicated to?  All of us are dedicated to something.  Hopefully it's to something more than just a make-believe baseball game.  But's doing whatever we're doing with a dedication that we are striving to glorify God.  That we are dedicated in our service to Him and that we are dedicated to living for Jesus.

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:17

1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

What a good Mom you are, letting them use your Cool Whip for that!!! It's interesting to me that you used the word, DEDICATION today. I saw a poster in Mardel recently had the 3 D's of Success: Desire, ? and Dedication. I wish I could remember the middle one. But I thought about how I want to lose 10 pounds. I have the desire but not the dedication. :(

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